More Maine today!
To break up the five-hour drive from Bar Harbor back to Boston, we stopped in the sweet harbor-side town of Camden: home of Mount Battie, Penobscot Bay, Down East Magazine, and one of my best college friends!
The last time I visited Natasha in Camden, I was a fresh 21-year-old, and cared more about not standing out as a tourist in their locally-loved bars and finding a place that served food past 10pm than anything else. This time around, I was happy to be a tourist, and soak up everything else the locals love about the fun town they live in.
[ curtis island lighthouse ]
Sitting atop Curtis Island, this sweet lighthouse is only accessibly by boat, so unfortunately my only photos of it come from the Curtis Lighthouse Overlook. It was first constructed in 1835, and its green light has earned it the nickname of “The Jewel of Penobscot.” Also seems like something out of The Great Gatsby!
[ outfit details ]
Sweater, Gap [similar] | Quilted Vest, J.Crew | Skirt, Gap | Belt, Anthropologie [similar 1; 2] | Pearls, vintage [similar] | Vickers Bow Bracelet, KJP | Braided Leather Wrap Bracelet, Marley Lilly | Boat Shoes, New England Outerwear
[ travel summary ]
who:: family fun in the summer; better for couples the rest of the year
what:: see where the mountains meet the sea; enjoy a quieter weekend away than you would get in ogunquit or kennebunkport; watch the lobster come in on the boats in the harbor, then eat it at the waterfront!
when:: it’s beautiful in the summer, but crowded. early fall is just as sweet, especially for the foliage.
where:: stay at the hartstone inn for the meals and service, just as much as for the rooms.
wear:: It’s a casual town, but it does get cool! Think layers, and comfortable shoes for walking the town’s slopes.